Winter makes us want to snuggle up in blankets, cancel all social appointments, and watch TV non-stop while nibbling on junk food. Almost every Indian household enjoys chikki or gajak at this time of year. This dry snack is ideal to stack on our bedside tables and munch away anytime hunger pangs between meals hit. Chikki has been around since forever, but we look forward to enjoying the crunch at the end of each year, right through Christmas, New Year’s Eve, Lohri, until, well, we can get our hands on it.
Many people also like to make this dish by hand in their own kitchen. Doing this may allow you to discover and make different kinds of chikki, not just the usual peanuts or saunf chikki. Here we have a dried fruit chikki recipe that will satisfy every taste and craving for a warm, crunchy winter snack. With loads of energy-boosting dried fruit, this chikki is perfect for keeping warm in winter. The omega 3 fatty acids in nuts are great for brain health and general health.
Dried Fruit Chikki Recipe: How to make Dried Fruit Chikki
Cashews, peanuts, almonds and walnuts – all these wonderful dried fruits come together to make this delicious snack. To enhance the taste, honey is used to add sweetness to it. Honey is a healthier sugar substitute, offering its own healthful properties. But that’s not all – lemon zest is also added to give this chikki a fresh and delicious taste.
The best part about the recipe is that it is so easy to make. First, boil all the dried fruits and saunf together. Keep them aside. Mix the sugar and honey together with the water and boil everything until it forms a syrup. Add dried fruit and saunf, let the mixture cool and harden to make the chikki crispy.
Try this great winter special dried fruit chikki recipe and let us know how you and your family enjoyed it.
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